The quality of faith is not what decide marital consent, says the Pope

The quality of faith is not what decide marital consent, says the Pope

OSSROM92715_Articolo“The quality of faith” is not an essential condition of marital consent, the Holy Father on the Tribunal of the Roman Rota, the Vatican court which mainly dealt with marriage annulment cases.

The faith received at the time of baptism still continue to have an effect on the soul even “when it has not been developed and even seems to be psychologically absent.”

“The Church,” the Pope continued “can show the unfailing merciful love of God to families – especially those wounded by sin and the trials of life – and, at the same time, proclaim the essential truth of marriage according to God’s design.”

“When the Church, through your service, sets about to declare the truth about marriage in a concrete case, for the good of the faithful, at the same time you must always remember that those who, by choice or unhappy circumstances of life, are living in an objective state of error, continue to be the object of the merciful love of Christ and thus the Church herself,” added the Pope.